There were 2,155 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $91,313, and the median income for a family was $114,279. Males had a median income of $85,788 versus $36,567 for females. The per capita income for the village was $63,857. About 1.2% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.
A small part of Northfield (east of the former Chicago and Northwestern train tracks) is served by Avoca School District 37 in Wilmette. An even smaller part (south of Winnetka Avenue between Sunset Ridge Road and the Forest Preserve) is served by Glenview School District 34 in Glenview.
Christian Heritage Academy is a private school in Northfield that serves students in preschool through eighth grade. Northfield is also home to Glenview Montessori School, a school for 2- to 6-year olds.
Saint Louise de Marillac High School was an all-girls Catholic secondary school in Northfield from 1967 to 1994, run by the Daughters of Charity. In 1994, Marillac merged with Loyola Academy. The campus was sold to Christian Heritage Academy.
The local Catholic parish, St. Phillip the Apostle, also historically ran an elementary school, which closed in 2004. The facility is currently leased by the Hyde Park Day School, a University of Chicago laboratory school for students with learning disabilities.
Northfield Fire-Rescue Department
The Northfield Fire-Rescue Department, headed by Chief Michael Nystrand, is a combination department. They respond to fire related emergencies, medical emergencies, and specialized rescue situations. Operating out of one station, centrally located at 1800 Winnetka Avenue, is one engine, one ladder truck, one pumper squad, one small squad, one ALS ambulance and a variety of staff cars. The Northfield Fire Rescue Department's Paramedic program is overseen by Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, as part of Illinois EMS Region X.
Northfield Police Department
The Northfield Police Department, headed by Chief William Lustig, is a combination (full-time/part-time) department which is responsible for all law enforcement operations in Northfield as well as emergency communications (E-911) for the Village. The police department, operated out of one station within the city hall complex, is well known for professionalism and good community relations. This department is Accredited by CALEA, and was one of the first in the State of Illinois to become so accredited.
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